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Palm Restaurant - Chicago
Palm Restaurant - Chicago
  • Address:
    323 East Wacker Drive
    At the Swissotel
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Loop
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $31 to $50

Palm Restaurant - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepalm.com/Chicago
  • Phone: (312) 616-1000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Served Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner Served Sunday - Thursday, 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday, 3:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Ruben Izaguirre
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: You provide the occasion; we’ll set the scene. Whether you’re organizing a rehearsal dinner or a business lunch presentation, we’ll work with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, and memorable event. Our team of expert staff will do everything required to create a positive experience for your valued guests – from the warm greeting they receive on arrival to their last bite of dessert. Visit http://www.thepalm.com/privatedining to start planning your event.
  • Entertainment: Patio available for Groups
  • Special Events & Promotions: There’s always something happening at the Palm! To learn more about our latest specials and events visit http://www.thepalm.com/Specials

Getting there

  • Cross Street: One Block East of Columbus
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Very Limited Street Parking Available
A word from Palm Restaurant - Chicago
Palm Restaurant...The Classic American Steak House is renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, the freshest of seafood, warm smiles, outstanding service & an atmosphere like nowhere else. Palm Restaurant in Chicago has taken the windy city by storm with their exceptional service & mouthwatering dishes. Located in the luxurious Swisshotel, Palm has long been a favorite to Chicagoans. Regulars include members of the Chicago Bulls & Bears as well as Chicago's political notables. Ask Palm Restaurant about joining The 837 Club, and enjoy the perks and rewards of good taste, great food, and Palm Restaurant experience.Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "Always a pleasure and they take such good care of their patrons. Never have a bad meal. Their, 9 oz filet, cooked to perfection. The tuna, always a gorgeous delight. Nothing ever goes wrong there."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Unfortunately, a disappointing and expensive lunch. While I ordered steak, so I get the expensive, it was pretty flavorless and overlooked. The waiter never even asked/checked. The green beans were very blah. My guest had a salad. Two soft drinks and it came to $75. Not money well spent"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "While The Palm was highly rated, we found the food less than ordinary; I could do markedly better at home. For the price, I'd expect the Chef to be able to accommodate my food sensitivities, and they were not able to with any amount of skill or finesse. Terrible service. We didn't see our waittress once after our food was brought. Very disappointing. I wouldn't recommend."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our dinner for 2 was a disappointing experience considering the check was over $160 (before the tip) with 2 glasses of wine and no desserts. Our steaks were okay - but nothing exceptional. Veggies were terrible - brussels sprouts were undercooked, hard and chewy and bitter. The spinach was not good either. The lobster bisque was served luke warm and it wasn't very tasty. Service by our waiter, Paul, was good. There are too many great restaurants in the loop area of Chicago. We made a mistake in choosing this one and definitely do not recommend it. We could have had a much better dining experience for a lot less $$$ elsewhere. When we first arrived we wondered why there were so many empty tables. By the end of our meal we knew why."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I am from Kansas City MO, wanted to get nice sea food steak dinner with my girl friend. we had the surf and turf, steak was over seared, lobster was rubbery... Calamari was fantastic though. I eat at nice steak houses in KC all the time with my company, and in short food was not worth the price."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We always have a wonderful dinner every time we dine at The Palm. We started off with an amazing shrimp cocktail that was so fresh and delicious. I ordered the crab cakes that were huge and very tasty. My husband had the Chilean sea bass that was blackened. It was really delicious. We also had a side of hash browns that was great. Our server was excellent and very good about checking with the kitchen for my dietary restrictions as I am lactose intolerant. We would highly recommend this restaurant. They also have amazing lobsters and steaks. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Conveniently located by the "Conference" hotels on LaSalle & near Michigan, the Palm is a good place to have a business lunch. It gets crowded and the tables don't offer much privacy unless you get a private room, but the staff is professional and they do a good job. Management and the reception staff were accommodating, understanding and attentive to our needs. The food was tasty, creative, and more than enough to satisfy everyone. All in all it was a convenient, pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Palm has never failed me. This restaurant is a favorite of my entire family. Let me begin by saying the bar is extraordinary. They make exceptional cocktails and they make them perfectly. As far as dinner, we had clams oreginato which were excellent. The steaks are the best in Chicago. We have tried every single top end steak house in the city and this always is as good, or too be honest, better. Finally, service is always top notch with servers that are well versed in the menu and wines. I just don't think you can go wrong at this place."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is my idea of a perfect lunch venue--for a lunch that's more expensive than a quick, super-casual lunch, but also offers tremendous bang for the buck. The "3-Course Power Lunch" is absurdly cheap for what you get: First, a Mixed Green Salad, a Classic Caesar Salad or the Chef's Soup of the Day, then their outstanding Chicken Parmigiana, or the equally good, Atlantic Salmon Fillet, the Chef's Fresh Fish Special of the Day, or Filet Mignon Medallions "a la Stone" (with your choice of "Half & Half" (homemade potato chips and onion straws), the Vegetable of the Day or Linguine Marinara, and then a slice of Flourless Chocolate Cake or New York Style Cheesecake. I think their Caesar Salad is the best in the city!!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "OK. Food was good. Waiter did not smile once while we were there. A bit noisy."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We were seated in the room near the patio, which is my preference. The tables are farther apart and you have an open view of outside. The inner area of the restaurant has a little more ambiance but it tends to be closer and therefore louder. Steaks at the Palm are juicy, tender, of excellent flavor. The lobster special for two is plenty of food! The lobster was sweet and tender. The wait staff assistant wasn't very adept at removing the lobster from the shell so we ended up asking for lobster crackers and finishing it ourselves. The sides are average on the whole. The wine list is adequate. I've visited the Palm in every city I've been to that has one and in each one the strength of the restaurant is the steaks and lobster."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place never fails to amaze with the quality of food. The décor is not updated, but once your food arrives, you don't look up anyway!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Always a great time and great food and service. Never hesitate to have guests/clients meet me there. Always a winner. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I love this place. Great service great food, great people! Highly recommend. Lunch, dinner and the desert! WOW! Enjoy."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Whether you are a steak guy or a seafood junkie, the Palm is Hands down the best fine dining steak & Seafood restaurant I have ever eaten at world wide. Been to the Flemmings and chophouses which are also great, but if you love huge lobsters with your steak, then get 3 friends and spilt 2 big steaks and a 6 pound lobster. Cheap--NO, but the best meal you will ever eat? YES!. Also, we love clams and their clams casino is so good that the plate they serve it in is a second surprise appetiser because you will sop up the juice with bread after the clams are gone. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Perfect for a business lunch. Clubby atmosphere, conversation friendly and very good food. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Have eaten at several Palm locations, but this experience was a great disappointment plus somewhat embarrassing due to importance of the business deal was there to transact. The steaks were just not up to par on quality of meat, but also execution of the cooking. Just not up to the level one expects The Palm to be"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Thomas and Andrew provide superior service as always. This occasion (business dinner) comprised of Caesar salads and Wedge salad that we each found very good. We each had the 9oz. Fillet and shared a 4lbs. Lobster, family style creamed spinach and 4 cheese potatoes. Everything was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Our dining experience at The Palm did not disappoint. We had clients fly in for the NRA show and wanted to treat them to a Chicago dining experience. Our table was ready prior to our reservation time and we were promptly seated. We had an awesome view of Navy Pier and the Lake. Our waiter took exceptional care with our service. For most of our dinner, we were the only group seated upstairs. The food was delicious - especially the Bag of Donuts! I would recommend this restaurant and hope to return soon."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "As usual, the Palm in Chicago comes through. Incredible steaks, great service even for groups."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I ordered the lobster salad and it was drowning in dressing. My guest ordered the lobster sandwich and it was just okay. Usually the Palms is a good experience so not sure if this was just an off day. None of us really had a memorable meal. Was very disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The Palm is one of my favorite restaurants because it is always very consistent in service, ambiance and food quality. I have been to several Palm locations and the standards in each is always consistent and the food is always prepared perfectly."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Love this place for a good steak and glass of wine. Steak was awesome, fries were soggy. We look forward to the sides almost as much as the steaks. Unfortunately, the service was great until it took 10 minutes to get our check. We will be back though."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was very good but the atmosphere was nothing extraordinary."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Best Steak and drinks in Chicago since I moved here from San Francisco in November of 2012!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Whenever we are in the USA and there is a city with a The Palm Restaurant we have had a wonderful time dining there"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The service was very friendly and accommodating. Food is good but at the high end of price for a steak joint. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Wonderful place for a business lunch. Great menu options. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Excellent service by Kelly G who was right there to recommend alternatives "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Excellent service and nice to enjoy back my first experience at the Palm. I joined the 837 Club at the Chicago Palm back in 1999 Since then I have enjoy many of the other Palm across the US an at Polanco in Mezico City Great experiences "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Waiter disappeared after taking our order and saw him next broth a bill. Lobster BLT lacked any sign of lobster. We qent for lunch. Stick to dinner."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "A tad disappointing. My steak had no juice and wasn't cooked exactly right. The wine is so marked up. So disappointing."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Excellent Chicago restaurant! Food and service are top shelf...can't be beat!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We went to lunch at the Palm and it was a major disappointment. I ordered the grilled chicken, avocado, mozzarella, and micro greens sandwich. It was not very appealing in appearance and tasted even worse. Bun was too soft, Chicken was dry and tasteless, avocado was not ripe and tomatoes were watery. The mozzarella cheese sat on top of the sandwich in an enormous blob and the micro greens were hard to find but I did locate a tiny green dot in the cheese that I assumed was a micro green (not greens). The crab cake did not look like the crab cakes of the past. I thought the Palm had some of the best crab cakes around, moist but firm crab and not an abundance of fillers...no longer so. Will not be returning soon."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed very much our Easter brunch. The food and service was excellent! The wine was exceptional. Very friendly atmosphere!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We stayed at the Swissotel and dined at the Palm Friday Night. Large portions so we decided to share this time. Server was excellent as always."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Wow...first time at The Palm in Chicago after many times at their venues in Atlanta and other cities. Incredible service...excellent crab cakes...will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine at The Palm! The food from appetizers to desert are always outstanding."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "You walkin, you're greeted with a smile. You're seated immediately, service is great, with smiles on their faces, food is great, desert the best! Try their carrot cake! Then try their cheese cake! Now you're full and for sure you'll leave with a little Palm shopping bag filled with goodies. And when you're ready to leave, they say thank you and please come back to visit! Not too many establishments know what the meaning of thank you means! This restaurant is highly recommended! Great experience, great food, great service! Great team!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We live in St. Louis but have been to Palm's in New York, Dallas, and each visit to Chicago. One our previous visit we had one of the best meals of our lives, but this time, the order was wrong, then the steak was overcooked, and the Lobster special was not very special. It is not likely we will have the Chicago Palm on our dining list on our next trip."
    Dined on 3/21/2014